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Kings look to end trip with a victory over Dallas

Dallas has just four wins this season, but one of them came against the Chicago Bulls, who were 11-7 before the game last Saturday. ... Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) shoots against Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine (45) during an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 in Dallas.
Dallas has just four wins this season, but one of them came against the Chicago Bulls, who were 11-7 before the game last Saturday. ... Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) shoots against Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine (45) during an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 in Dallas. The Associated Press

Kings (7-13) at Mavericks (4-16)

THE PARTICULARS

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140

THREE KEYS

1. Three-point boost: Entering Tuesday, Dallas ranked 29th in defending 3-pointers, allowing opponents to shoot 39.1 percent. That could help the Kings, who have struggled lately from 3-point range and are shooting 34.2 percent.

2. Bench production: In Sunday’s loss to the New York Knicks, the Kings’ bench wasn’t as productive as usual. Sacramento needs a spark from its second unit.

3. Ignore the record: Dallas’ four wins have been by double digits. If the Kings are overconfident, they could be embarrassed by the struggling Mavericks.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Kings

No.

Player

Pos.

7

Darren Collison

PG

40

Arron Afflalo

SG

8

Rudy Gay

SF

15

DeMarcus Cousins

PF

41

Kosta Koufos

C

Mavericks

No.

Player

Pos.

8

Deron Williams

PG

23

Wesley Matthews

SG

40

Harrison Barnes

SF

10

Dorian Finney-Smith

PF

50

Salah Mejri

C

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